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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Les Harkis

Philippe Faucon

France, Belgium

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Director's Biography

Philippe Faucon was born in Oujda, Morocco, in 1958. He has directed twelve feature films, among them Samia (2000), The Betrayal (2005), Amin (2018) and Les Harkis (2022). The Disintegration (2011) was selected for the Venice Film Festival. Released one month before the Mohammed Merah affair, the film was later perceived by the French press as premonitory of the phenomenon of jihadist radicalisation. Fatima (2015), which was presented by the Marrakech International Film Festival in 2016, had its premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Festival de Cannes and won numerous prestigious accolades, among them the Prix Louis-Delluc and the awards for Best French Film from the Académie des César and the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

Sat 12 / 16h30 / Salle des Ambassadeurs
Sun 13 / 14h00 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

During the Algerian War (1954–1962), many impoverished young Algerian men, known as Harkis, volunteered to join the French Army. Two such men, Salah and Kaddour, find themselves under the command of Lieutenant Pascal. But as the conflict draws to its close and the prospect of independence looms, the outlook for the Harkis seems bleak. Lieutenant Pascal confronts his superiors, insisting that every single man in his platoon must be evacuated to France.

Director : Philippe Faucon
Producer : Philippe Faucon, Yasmina Nini-Faucon, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne,Delphine Tomson
Screenwriter : Philippe Faucon, Yasmina Nini-Faucon, Samir Benyala
Cinematographer : Laurent Fénart
Production Designer : Paul Rouschop
Editor : Sophie Mandonnet
Sound : Benoit de Clerck, Vincent Nouaille, Thomas Gauder
Music : Amine Bouhafa

Theo Cholbi, Mohamed Mouffok, Pierre Lottin, Yannick Choirat, Omar Boulakirba

Production Company: Istiqlal Films, Les Films du Fleuve
International Sales : Pyramide International
Distributor : MC Distribution


France, Belgium